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Today’s Jumper Spotlight is, Nick Woodard, known also as @nickwoodard87 on Instagram. Nick is also our guest on the 12th episode of the Jump Rope Jam Podcast. You can listen to Nick Woodard’s episode here, or on your phone through iTunes.
Nick is a native of Houston, Texas. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Business Management. Nick began jumping rope at the age of 6 with a team called Razz-Ma-Tazz and has now been actively involved with the sport for 21 years.
Throughout Nick’s jump rope career he has been blessed with many opportunities to travel around the world promoting the sport through workshops, exhibitions, shows, competitions, etc. He has earned several titles including Grand National Champion and Grand World Champion. Nick has traveled to 30 states within the United States as well as 16 countries across 5 continents. Notably, in 2012, Nick received the honor of jumping at the Olympic games in London with Get Tricky, a well-known jump rope performance group.
Nick has also performed with Cirque du Soleil, jumped for several television networks, and been featured on a documentary called JUMP!.
Currently, Nick resides in Seattle, Washington where he serves as the head coach for Hot Dog USA, competes at the international level, and leads the ambassador group for World Jump Rope.
Nick Woodard’s passion for children, athletes, and the sport of jump rope is evident to everyone he meets. He consistently serves as a valuable leader in the sport and strives to use his abilities to positively impact everyone around him. Nick is thankful for the gift of jump rope and looks forward to many opportunities to expand the sport in the future.